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Tristan Snell: Taking Down Trump

Election years are often described as trials—a high-stakes test of will, of endurance, of skill for the person seeking office. But for one candidate this year, the leading contender for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, it is a series of literal trials in which former President Donald Trump is facing civil and criminal cases in multiple courtrooms.

Even before he was hit with nearly 91 criminal charges, Trump was no stranger to using the courts to sue and being sued. But so far, Trump’s first and only major legal loss has been Tristan Snell’s prosecution of Trump for defrauding hundreds of Trump University students, which resulted in Trump having to pay out $25 million to his victims. Why did Snell succeed where others have failed? What can Snell tell others about how to defeat Trump?

Find out when Snell, a former assistant attorney general for the state of New York, joins us to lay out his keys to beating Trump. They include how voters and activists can hold prosecutors accountable, how to stand up to Trump’s public bullying, how to persevere against all the stonewalling and counterattacks, and how to get key figures to cooperate and cough up critical evidence.

Along the way, Snell will share his own experience prosecuting Trump, and explain how prosecutors in the various cases against Trump are exploiting such rules—or not—as well as how Trump’s revolving team of lawyers can be expected to behave, or, more he says, “perform.”

Whether you’re a concerned citizen, a lawyer or prosecutor, or an activist or advocate, don’t miss Snell describing how America’s systems can still work to bring even the richest and most powerful to justice, and why those systems are worth preserving and improving.


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April 4, 2024

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Tristan Snell

Founder and Managing Partner, MainStreet.Law; Author, Taking Down Trump: 12 Rules for Prosecuting Donald Trump by Someone Who Did It Successfully; X @TristanSnell

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In conversation with Melissa Caen

Host, “Get out the Bet” Podcast; Political Analyst; Attorney; X @ConstitutionMel